Hay fever

Ninety degrees in
April, an anomaly.
Hay fever freakout.

Notes:  Day 19 of NaPoWriMo 2016.  Under the weather and attending a conference, so not much creative juice left.  Off-prompt haiku to keep the writing streak going.

Ashoka Tree

In ashoka grove
Hanuman first meets Sita
Burns Lanka after.

Strings of ashok leaves
Decorate the main threshold
Usher in New Year.

Notes: Day 18 of NaPoWriMo 2016. Prompt was to write about sounds of childhood. Light blogging day today, so couldn’t come up with sounds. But, did recalled memory of a tree growing up. It is called the saraca asoca, or commonly Ashoka tree.  In Gujarati it is called asopalav.